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September 17, 2011

Cobleskill man pleads guilty to child porn charges

Staff report
Daily Star

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A Cobleskill man pleaded guilty Tuesday to child pornography charges in United States District Court in Albany, according to a media release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

David R. Karper Jr., 30, pleaded guilty to one count each of receiving child pornography, and possessing child pornography, according to the release from Assistant U.S. Attorney Tina Sciocchetti.

He admitted that starting about March 2010 and continuing until about November 11, 2010, he received numerous still images and videos of child pornography from a variety of sources, Sciocchetti said.

He further admitted that once he received the images, he saved some of them onto a home computer, she said.

He was released pending his sentencing at a later date.

He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years of imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, Sciocchetti said.

This case was investigated by the New York State Police.